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Hitler Fulfilled Hobbes’ Ideal
In Leviathan (1651), Hobbes stated that the way to create a Commonwealth is to “unite the multitude in one and the same person.” The image below conveys Hobbes’ conception.

At the Nuremberg rallies (see below), Hitler fulfilled Hobbes’ fantasy—the West’s central political ideal—many bodies united within the body of the sovereign.

Hitler proclaimed to his youth: “You are flesh of my flesh, blood of my blood. You are all one, belonging to me.”

Never before—and never since—has a nation been so united.

The frontispiece of Leviathan depicts a man whose torso and arms are composed of tiny individual persons crowded closely together.
A massive rally at Nuremberg (1937) composed of thousands of men crowded closely together.